Alberta is one of Canada’s most magical provinces. From snow-capped mountains, endless skies, open prairies, and wildlife. Alberta has everything you’d ask of a winter or summer haven.
If you like a unique travel experience, then Alberta should be your next stop. But, before you call your travel agent, here are six unique things to do while in Alberta.
Visit the Ice Castles
Have you ever wanted to visit Elisa’s castle in frozen? Alberta’s winter scape transforms into gorgeous ice castles in Edmonton. These castles present themselves during winter, which ends every march. Remember to dress appropriately for the chill that goes as low as -30 degrees Celsius.
Conquer Ha Ling Peak
Ha Ling Peak is every hiker’s dream. You can challenge various trails that lead to the summit of the peak. It’s chilly and will take you at least 5 hours to complete even for the most experienced of survivalists.
Drumheller, Calgary is a little town, but the landscape is impressive. This area is famous for having Canada’s most iconic badlands, and the world’s dinosaur fossil capital. It makes a great hiking and camping destination in the warmer months.
Alberta is home to various glaciers that you can visit at any time of the year. The Athabasca Glacier is one example of such an attraction. You can also venture into Lake Louise’s icefields and search for Crowfoot Glacier.
Wade Through the Calgary Stampede
If you love the Rodeo, put on your cowboy hat and head over to Calgary. Every July, this city puts on a ten-day festival of the world’s best Rodeo showcases. This event brings out the best horsemen, and there are also agricultural demonstrations, food, and fun for everyone.
Edmonton Summer Festival
Edmonton is the summer festival capital of Canada. The Folk Music Festival and the Fringe Theatre Festival are not to be missed. Both attract massive crowds. There’s plenty to eat and drink as well.